Emma Blomkamp
Oct 16, 2017 · 1 min read

A research note from The Policy Lab.

Public policymaking is often described as a structured and logical cycle of problem solving led by government. But in the real world of policymaking, does a “policy cycle” exist? Is it feasible to talk about a sequential and rational process of policymaking?

Using policy examples from Indonesia, our 2017 study challenges the notion of a “policy cycle”, giving a more nuanced picture of how policymaking works in practice. This research was led by The Policy Lab at The University of Melbourne, in collaboration with the Indonesian Centre for Law and Policy Studies (PSHK), for the Knowledge Sector Initiative. The full final report is available for download here.

Download the research note below for a short summary of the project.

If you are interested in finding out more about our work and partnerships please email us at the-policy-lab@unimelb.edu.au

The Policy Lab

The Policy Lab at the University of Melbourne explores big questions about public policy decision making, policy design, and how we know what’s working. We work in partnerships with governments and other organisations in Australia and internationally.

Emma Blomkamp

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Co-Design & Evaluation Lead at Paper Giant. Researcher with The Policy Lab (Honorary Fellow at The University of Melbourne).

The Policy Lab

The Policy Lab at the University of Melbourne explores big questions about public policy decision making, policy design, and how we know what’s working. We work in partnerships with governments and other organisations in Australia and internationally.

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